O - Zone - Dragostea Din Tei

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Postby FernandoMadrid » Sat Apr 17, 2004 12:11 pm

This song could be the song of the summer this year! The last week it topped the Spanish Singles Chart. I think they are from Romania, "Dragostea Din Tei" sooo catchy, I don't know much about them, this is the single cover, please download this song and tell me what do you think about it, download the original, not the remix :wink: .

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Postby Grybop » Sat Apr 17, 2004 12:48 pm

This song was riding high on the Italian chart a couple of months ago, but by a group called Haiducii featuring Gabry Ponte (of Eiffel 'Blue' 65 fame).
It's a common thing nowadays; pan-European hits released by different artists at the same time (like Obsesion or Papi chulo).
Dragostea din tei is a catchy song indeed but I don't think it will be much of a hit. :-?
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Postby Cypher » Sat Apr 17, 2004 1:34 pm

Both versions have been promoted to UK DJs, but it's reckoned that the O-Zone version will dominate, which Jive Records are currently handling.

Promo CDr was mailed 2-3 weeks back:

O-Zone 'Dragosteada Dibn Tei' - Jive Records

1. Original Romanian Version
2. Almighty Mix
3. DJ Radio Ross Remix
4. DJ Radio Ross Extended Remix
5. Unu In The Dub Mix
6. Almighty Dub

An interesting track, quite catchy - not sure whether the fact that it's sung in Romanian will prove an obstacle to UK success.

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Postby zolivarga » Tue Apr 20, 2004 1:44 pm

o zone is a group from republic of moldavia (which is near the romanian border)
the lyrics of the song (in romanian of course) is
I:
Alo, salut, sunt eu, un haiduc
Si te rog, iubirea mea, primeste fericirea.
II:
Alo, alo, sunt eu, Picasso
Ti-am dat beep si sunt voinic
Dar sa stii, nu-ti cer nimic.

(x2):
Vrei sa pleci dar nu-ma, nu-ma iei
Nu-ma, nu-ma iei, nu-ma, nu-ma, nu-ma iei
Chipul tau si dragostea din tei
Mi-amintesc de ochii tai.

III:
Te sun sa-ti spun ce simt acum
Alo, iubirea mea sunt eu, fericirea.
IV:
Alo, alo, sunt iarasi eu, Picasso
Ti-am dat beep si sunt voinic
Dar sa stii, nu-ti cer nimic.

(x4):..
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Postby zolivarga » Tue Apr 20, 2004 1:49 pm

their discography in romania is
DiscO-Zone Track list
1- Fiesta de la noche 4.02

2- Oriunde ai fi 4.26

3- De ce plang chitarele 4.10

4- Crede-ma 4.44

5- Dragostea din tei 3.33

6- Printre nori 3.43

7- Despre tine - UNU` in the mix 7.37

8- Dragostea din tei - UNU` in the dub mix 3.39


2003

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Dragostea din tei Track list
1- Dragostea din tei 3.33

2- Despre tine (UNU` in the mix) 7.38

3- Dragostea din tei (UNU` in the dub mix) 3.39


2003

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Number 1 Track list
1- Numai tu 4.00

2- Dar unde esti 4.02

3- Sarbatoarea noptilor de vara 3.52

4- Number 1 3.40

5- Nopti fara de somn 3.52

6- Am sa te chem 3.31

7- Nu ma las de limba noastra 3.50

8- Number 1 (funny version) 3.55
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Postby Grybop » Tue Apr 20, 2004 3:08 pm

OK, could you enlighten us about what this song is about now? :lol:
It sounds funny!
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Postby FernandoMadrid » Wed Apr 21, 2004 8:50 pm

The song climbed in the French Singles Chart from 46 to 2 :o , it's gonna be HUGE! I felt the same the first time I heard Asereje so.... :D
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Postby josecharts » Fri Apr 23, 2004 6:35 pm

The song is already in the spaniard charts, top 20 cd singles and also top 100 airplay.
In Russia is also a hit.
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Postby Cypher » Sat Apr 24, 2004 3:05 am

Meh, I'm still a bit undecided on this one, but I could have said the same for 'The Ketchup Song'. To my ears, this just comes across as something that just won't work in the UK - the dancefloor reaction over the past few weeks has corroborated this, with a lot of folk put off immediately by the Romanian lyrics.

It's still too early to make a firm prediction as to its success - 'The Ketchup Song' was also a dancefloor flop prior to its release - two weeks after it hit the charts, that swiftly changed.

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Postby Grybop » Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:47 am

Cypher wrote:the dancefloor reaction over the past few weeks has corroborated this, with a lot of folk put off immediately by the Romanian lyrics.

Which reminds me...
When is the next "Spot the floorfiller" due?
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Postby Cypher » Sat Apr 24, 2004 10:50 am

Grybop wrote:Which reminds me...
When is the next "Spot the floorfiller" due?
Imminent, now you come to mention it... :wink:

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Postby FernandoMadrid » Wed May 05, 2004 9:45 am

This song is the song of the summer here in Spain, there's no doubt, everybody likes it (even my father :P ). Is it popular in UK?

Top 10 Airplay

1.O-Zone "Dragostea Din Tei"
2.Anastacia "Left outside alone "
3.Fangoria "Retorciendo palabras de amor"
4.Estopa "Fuente de energía"
5.Bisbal, David "Oye el boom"
6.OutKast "Hey ya!"
7.Andy & Lucas "Hasta los huesos"
8.Rubio, Paulina "Te quise tanto"
9.Canto del Loco, El "Insoportable"
10.Ubago, Alex "Dame tu aire"
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Postby steophonic » Wed May 05, 2004 4:45 pm

Ive not really heard much about this song in the UK yet, although that could be because they are waiting till summer till release it(?). I can see the comparisons The Ketchup Song and Eiffel 65... so if that is anything to go by this should be a success.

However, non English tracks tend not to create too much success unless they are catchy enough.. but then again there was the Ketchup Song and Macarena :-?

Personally I quite like it as far as novelty tracks go, and I hope it doesn't flop!.
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Postby FernandoMadrid » Sun May 30, 2004 3:01 pm

I've found the cover of the single, could it reach the number 1?:

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Postby Flea » Sun May 30, 2004 3:07 pm

That sleeve cover is a joke! :o

I think it's likely to reach #1 now, especially as they've moved it back from the busy week! :)
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Postby keefyweefy » Fri Jun 04, 2004 6:06 am

I think this is brilliant, a really good feel good song. In a strange way it's got a kinda Eurovisiony feel about it! This is gonna do really well... :D Then we will never hear from them again :(
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Postby steveyrobbo » Thu Jun 10, 2004 10:52 pm

I'm addicted. That 'picasso' bit is so cute ;)
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Postby Flea » Sun Jun 13, 2004 2:32 pm

So, with this looking set to enter the top 5 this afternoon, could this be a big summer tune?

I'd say so, and deservedly so!...has anybody heard the DJ Ross Remix?, it absolutely rocks, not as good as his 'Dreamland' track, but still! :D
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Postby John » Sun Jun 13, 2004 6:33 pm

I actually love this! :lol:

It's very odd that I hate cheesy pop, but I tend to love cheesy dance.
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Postby BadRapture » Mon Jun 14, 2004 4:43 am

^^ I kinda know what you mean. I was a big fan of Daddy DJ and also of Blue when it first came out (can't satnd it now).

Dragostea Din Tei is wicked though - I'm lovin it!

Alo..........
She don't like that kind of behaviour.
So thrown down your guns,
Don't be so reckless.
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Postby aaliyah_fan » Mon Jun 14, 2004 9:49 pm

Some cheesy songs like the Ketchup Song are quite cool,but I cannot get into this one.I tried so hard to like this song,but it's bleeding my ears :(
"It's so COOOOOOOOOOOLD in the D."
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Postby Mariah » Tue Jun 15, 2004 1:57 pm

Heard so much about the song but christ sake...it's god awful...yuck!
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Postby John » Tue Jun 15, 2004 4:12 pm

Just out of interest, could anyone translate what they're saying?

Can't believe I actually bought this, it's gonna be in my head for weeks! Still, not complaining. 8-)
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Postby Flea » Tue Jun 15, 2004 6:28 pm

thelazyboy wrote:Just out of interest, could anyone translate what they're saying?
O Zone - Love Under The Linden Tree (Dragostea Din Tei):

Ma-ia-hii
Ma-ia-huu
Ma-ia-hoo
Ma-ia-haa

Hello, it's me, a haiduc*
And I pray, my love, embrace the happiness
Hello, hello, it's me Picasso,
I gave you beep, and i'm neat
But know that i'm not asking you anything.

Refrain:
You want to go, but you don't take me, no
You don't take me, no, you don't take me noo..
Your face and the love under the linden tree
Remind me of your eyes.

I'm calling you to say, what i'm feeling now
Hello, my love, it's me happiness
Hello, hello, it's me again, Picasso
I gave you a beep, and i'm neat
But know that i'm not asking you anything.

Refrain [...]

Ma-ia-hii
Ma-ia-huu
Ma-ia-hoo
Ma-ia-haa

Refrain [...]
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Postby John » Tue Jun 15, 2004 8:13 pm

:lol: Cheers dude!
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